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So why was Rodrigo Lopez signed?

Rodrigo Lopez

Is someone hurt? Are they worried about their other fifth starter candidates? Why sign Rodrigo Lopez?

Last week the Braves signed free agent starting pitcher Rodrigo Lopez to a minor league contract. And for the life of me, I can't figure out why. They already have Mike Minor and Brandon Beachy, two very good prospects, ready to battle it out for the fifth starter's job in spring training. Is Lopez insurance in case BOTH of those kids struggle in March? Perhaps he's simply a piece for Triple-A...

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